Eight Days of Hope XVIII


The Disaster

In 2020 and 2021, Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Zeta, an ice storm, and major flooding all ravaged the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area. These five storms piled damage on top of damage. Families would fix one problem, only to have another disaster cause even more destruction. The succession of storms left many families struggling to rebuild, living in unimaginable conditions as their hope dwindles, waiting for help to come in the midst of their brokenness.

The Plan

Eight Days of Hope traveled back to Lake Charles, LA, from December 3-10, in partnership with SWLA Responds to provide free home repairs to families recovering from the tragic series of storms. Our goal was to offer lasting hope amid the Christmas season by rebuilding hundreds of homes, reminding those in Lake Charles that they are not forgotten.

The Work

Many families were still struggling to find ways to repair their storm damage, as each disaster left another blow. Eight Days of Hope was humbled to help! With the help of over 1,000 volunteers from across the country, we loved and served 107 families with free home repair projects. Praise God, these families are finally home, just in time for Christmas!